CroatiaCroatia gets its IP regime in order as EU membership looms

Croatia’s negotiations to join the European Union are helping to propel this fast-growing economy into the frontline of developed nations. The chapter on intellectual property, Chapter VII, is now complete, meaning that the Croatian IP system is fully harmonised with that of the European Union. Croatian citizens and companies are becoming increasingly aware of the usefulness and importance of intellectual property. Despite this, the majority of applications for IP protection are still filed by foreign companies and individuals, although this can largely be attributed to the costs involved in pursuing this kind of protection.

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